The Rose

Accession Number

The Rose

Eva Watson Schütze; Alfred Stieglitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1890 - 1903

Medium & Support
​halftone print on paper

11 7/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 9/16 in (30.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 1.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952

Subject matter
This portrait of a young woman was featured in Camera Work, issue no. 9, and unlike the majority of prints, was reproduced as a halftone print from a gum bichromate print. The grainy quality of this image can be attributed multiple printing process used. The image is printed in an unusual format, with the subject cropped vertically, filling the entire narrow frame. The woman wears an elegant beaded dress that appears to be made of silk. She holds a rose in between her hands, its long stem extending almost the entire length of her body. She looks to the left, her expression calm.

Physical Description
This image is an unusually-formatted vertical and very narrow portrait of a young woman. The woman wears a long silk gown and holds a rose. 

Primary Object Classification

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area

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Rosa (genus)
beadwork (visual works)
silks (costume by material)
single-sitter portraits
women (female humans)

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